The Rio Olympics may be over, but it provided some fantastic images among the drama. So much so that I couldn’t let it pass without showing you some of the incredible images that were captured. I’ll be putting up a post soon on dramatic sporting moments, but I wanted to do one first on the more stylish photographs taken. How much of the Olympics did you see? What was your favourite sport to watch?
As Part 1 helped show, Rome really was the most gorgeous place. There wasn’t a drop of rain and it was always the right weather to go outside for a walk. There are so many lovely bars, cafes and restaurants everywhere, that getting a drink, meal or an ice cream was always a temptation. And one temptation that was always given in to!
Rome really is delightful. I was inspired to do two film quizzes, a review of the Vatican and numerous photographs from my recent trip with Madeleine. But I just had to do more. It’s the first time that I’ve really had the chance to see the city properly, having only had a quick glance in a stopover trip a few years ago.
The Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary is a charity in Rome that is run completely by a small team of dedicated volunteers. The sanctuary looks after vulnerable cats, giving them vital medical treatment, a place to roam freely and the opportunity to be housed safely before they are adopted.
I took this when out for a walk in the grounds of Villa Borghese, just outside the Galleria Borghese. The gardens are wonderfully spacious and leafy, and one of the few places you can go for a run in the city.
My trip to Rome with Madeleine was so delightful that I was inspired to do two quizzes on Italy’s contribution to cinema, both by talented cast and crew, as well as its picturesque beauty. Will you do better than Part 1? As always, the stills are in chronological order, with the decade it was released in brackets. I’m always keen to hear how you do. and whether you have a favourite.
Having just got back from a wonderful trip to Rome, I just had to do a quiz that celebrated such a beautiful, romantic and historical country’s contribution to cinema. See how many of the six films set in Italy you can work out. Answers as always below. I will be doing a second part soon so don’t worry if you struggle to get them all.